George Patros (2009)

George Patros (2009)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2009 Public Access Accredited

Profile

General Information

George is a leading and highly experienced practitioner and also an accredited mediator located in the Strand, London, although his practice takes him nationwide acting for a diverse range of clients ranging from individuals to plc's, representing them in a variety of tribunals and courts at fast and multi-track level.

Prior to working in chambers, George worked for a top ten magic circle firm having intially gained a surveying degree before reading law at UCL.

He has written several articles and also provides CPD training to solicitors' practices.

George is also a qualified Public Access Barrister having the right to conduct litigation.

MAIN AREAS OF SPECIALISATION

PROPERTY

  • Commercial Landlord & Tenant including; business tenancy renewals, breach of covenant, dilapidations and forfeiture, authorised guarantee agreements and obligations of guarantors, service charge disputes, assignment of leases and difficulties with procuring landlords' consent;
  • Residential Landlord & Tenant including; possession, rent arrears and demotion claims, disrepair, issues concerning tenancy deposit schemes, service charge disputes, nuisance issues; claims involving housing benefit fraud;
  • Co-ownership disputes including; common intention, resulting and constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel, Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA) with particular experience in cases involving co-habitees;
  • Real Property including; adverse possession, trespass, boundary disputes, rights of way, easements, restrictive covenants, mortgage possession claims, mortgage fraud, conveyancing disputes, land registration; registered/unregistered land; contracts for the sale of land and property;
  • Professional Negligence including; the liability of solicitors, surveyors and accountants for negligence in dealing with matters in the above areas
  • Building / Construction Disputes with a wide range of construction disputes and acting for a diverse base of clients from individuals to large property companies; representing clients at court/arbitration and advising on a variety of standard form contracts, including FIDIC,NEC,and many of the JCT forms; Professional Negligence of advisors.
  • Property related Insolvency/Company law including dealing with both corporate and personal insolvency, acting for creditors, debtors and insolvency professionals in relation to a wide range of insolvency procedures including; applications to set aside statutory demands; petitions; annulments; injunctions to restrain the advertisement of the presentation of winding up petitions; mortgage repossessions; receiverships; administration; voluntary arrangements; applications to set aside preferences and transactions at undervalue; disputes as to co-ownership of property. Company/Commercial - Including breach of directors' duties and disputes; disqualification procedures; minority shareholder disputes and actions.

EMPLOYMENT

Specialist advice & representation to employers and employees in most areas of employment law.

  • Bonus disputes
  • Compromise agreements
  • Contract claims
  • Directors duties & disputes
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Discrimination claims (including age, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation)
  • Dismissal claims (including Unfair/Wrongful)
  • References
  • Redundancies
  • Restrictive covenants
  • TUPE

FAMILY

Specialist advice & representation with particular expertise in Property TOLATA claims.

  • Family finance including: ancillary relief on divorce; TOLATA; MWPA claims; claims under under Schedule 1 Children's Act 1989; actions under the Inheritance (Provisions for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and Civil Partnership claims;
  • Family including; the Children Act 1989; final dissolution matters (Including legal separation, divorce, civil partnerships); ancillary relief; The Child Abduction & Custody Act 1985; matters relating to Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 (Family Homes/Domestic Violence).

EDUCATION

BSc (Hons) Land Administration (Surveying)

Estates Gazette Prize for 'Most Outstanding Final Year Student'

LLB (Hons) (University of  London- UCL)

LLM (with Merit) (UCL)

Called to the Bar 2009 (Middle Temple)

MEMBERSHIPS

Chancery Bar Association

Property Bar Association

Professional Negligence Bar Association

Family Law Bar Association

Public Access Bar Association

Member of Middle Temple

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

PERSONAL WEBSITES

http://www.patroslaw.co.uk

http://www.georgepatroslaw.co.uk

INTERESTS

George is a keen tennis player and enjoys swimming.

 

Testimonials

Testimonials

Publications

Please click this link to see George's articles which are available to download

Fees and Feedback

Fees and Feedback

FEES:

Details regarding our approach to fees can be found at the following link:  http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=336

SERVICES:

Please see “profile” tab for description of the legal services provided by this barrister.

We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.

We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost effective solution for our clients.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.

REDRESS:

All our barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and hold a current practising certificate, details can be found at the following link Barristers’ Register

Complaints information

If you are not satisfied with the service provided, you can make a complaint to Chambers. Information on the chambers’ complaints procedure is available at the following link: http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=416

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from my chambers, you can make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman. You must contact the Legal Ombudsman either within 6 months following the conclusion of our handling your complaint, within 6 years from the date of the act/omission, or 3 years from the date that you should reasonably have known there were grounds for complaint (if the act/omission took place before the 6 October 2010 or was more than six years ago).

The Legal Ombudsman’s details are as follows:

Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806
Wolverhampton
WV1 9WJ
Tel: 0300 555 0333
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
Web: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

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